Returning Families:

We’re delighted to have you back! Click here for a re-enrollment guide with detailed instructions of how to secure your child’s seat for the school year 2019-20. Key dates for returners are as follows:

February 8, 2019
Deadline to complete the Intent to Re-Enroll form

April 15, 2019
Re-Enrollment officially begins. You must complete both of the following steps to fully enroll your child:

  1. Online Registration – This online form allows you to confirm/edit your child’s most current emergency contact information, physical address, health and privacy information. The online registration link comes directly from OSSE. Once the link is active, we will share it directly with you. **It is likely the link could be available as early as March or as late as May. It MUST be completely filled out and submitted to complete enrollment
  2. Submit Approved DC Residency Verification - Parents may begin to submit the DC verification form with approved DC residency documentation on Monday, April 15, 2019. Click here to see a list of OSSE approved documentation you can submit.

May 15, 2019
**Deadline to complete the online registration and submit verified DC residency proofs to secure a space for your child.

Newly Matched Families:

Congratulations on being matched to our school through the MySchoolDC lottery! We’re delighted to offer your scholar a seat for the school year 2019-20.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to accept your child’s space and ensure that you successfully complete the entire process by the appropriate deadline date. Click here for additional enrollment requirements.

Newly Matched Family/Sibling Enrollment Hours Begin April 1st
Mon. & Tues.10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed.- Fri. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
If you need to schedule a time outside of these hours due to an unavoidable schedule conflict, please contact the enrollment team at info@dcscholars.org or call 202-559-6138.

Applying to DC Scholars

Are you interested in applying to DC Scholars PCS in the school year 2019-20? 

DC Scholars participates in the My School DC common lottery. A single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at all participating schools. At any time, you can log into your family account to see your child’s waitlist position at the schools you applied to. This video explains how the program and waitlists work.


March 1, 2019
MySchoolDC Lottery Application deadline for grades PK3–8
March 29, 2019
Lottery results released
May 1, 2019
Deadline to accept a space if your child was matched to a school through the lottery**

** To accept your child’s space after March 29th, you must submit a My School DC seat acceptance form, provide any additional documentation required by the school, and prove DC residency in person, at the school. For more information about enrollment requirements, please click here.

What if I missed the March 1st deadline?
All families who miss the lottery deadlines can apply to schools using the My School DC post-lottery application beginning on March 2. For more information on the post-lottery application click here and visit MySchoolDC to complete the application. A member of our operations team will contact you if/when a seat becomes available.

Additional Resources
If you'd like to learn more about our school, please explore our website or call (202) 559-6138 to find out about special dates we will be open to the community so that you can check out information on our educational model, school staff, student activities and programs, such as Before & After Care. We look forward to having you and your scholar join the DC Scholars family!